How to return Windows 10 May 2020 Update

How to return Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Microsoft has just launched the roll-out of Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) and here we explained how to install it right away. Since it is an update with features, installation is not mandatory, but the update will be forced on systems only when the already installed version is nearing the end of support. So, there are no complicated procedures to do if you don’t want the update, as long as you don’t use an old version of the OS.

For those who still want to make sure they have full control over the versions that Windows will install, we recommend three different procedures, all very simple.

How to return Windows 10 May 2020 Update

If you have already started the download process, but are not ready to install the device, you can simply postpone it to a later time or date. Here’s how.

  • Open Settings
  • Click on Update and Security
  • Click on Windows Update
  • Click on Plan restart
  • In the new screen, select a time or date up to 7 days after the end of the download.

A similar procedure can be performed to pause an update download that has already started. Always perform the following steps from the Windows Update screen.

  • Click on Advanced Options
  • In the Suspend updates section click on the Suspend until and select a date up to a maximum of 35 days later than the date when the operation is performed

If you would like to postpone the download of Windows 10 May 2020 Update for several months, you can proceed as follows, always starting from the Windows Update screen.

  • Click on Advanced Options

  • In the section Choose when updates are installed, in the field related to updates with features select the number of days to wait to start the download and installation procedure. We recommend that you do not change the field for quality updates, which include security and stability fixes.

How to block Windows 10 May 2020 Update

If you are using the Home version of Windows 10, you may not find all of the above settings, so we recommend the procedure below. This is also useful in case the installed version is nearing the end of official support, in case you do not want to proceed with the installation of Windows 10 May 2020 Update. The advice is therefore to set your connection as on-demand.

  • Open the Operating System Settings
  • Click on Network and Internet
  • Click on Wi-Fi or Ethernet, depending on the connection you usually use, and then select the network itself
  • In the Consumption connection section activate the toggle to Set as consumption connection

Once you have done this, you will need to edit some items within the Windows Update screen. Then proceed as follows in Settings.

  • Click on Update and Security
  • Click on Windows Update
  • Click on Advanced Options
  • Deactivate the toggle on Download updates with consumer connections

In this case, however, both feature updates, such as Windows 10 May 2020 Update, and quality updates will be blocked until the setting is reset. It is therefore a recommended procedure to postpone the download only for a few days, at most a few weeks, but not permanently. If you want to block all automatic updates, however, please note that quality updates can still be downloaded and installed manually even with the settings we suggested above.

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